Biomedical and Health Informatics Profile

Hans Peterson


“The new challenge is to learn what fundamental values in health care are supported by information technology and how they can contribute to its continued development.”

“Medical Informatics... is no longer about computers, it is about networking knowledge communities.”

- Dr. Peterson, IMIA Yearbook

Dr. Peterson (second from left) with (l to r) François  Grémy, Marion Ball, Otto Reinhoff, David Shires, and KC Lun at MEDINFO  2004.

(Source: KC Lun)

President of IMIA from 1983-1986, Dr. Peterson has also served as editor on many of the field’s journals, including “Methods of Information in Medicine”, “Medical Informatics”, and “Journal of Clinical Computing.”  In his native Sweden, he has helped create a national infrastructure for patient information -- the Computerized Patient Record (CPR) -- and shape legislation for protection of that information.

Drs. Marion Ball and Hans Peterson recipients of the 2010 IMIA  award for Excellence in Medical Informatics

(Source: IMIA)